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they could be moved on guns. you wrote in the "huffington post," advocating reducing defense spending so you can spend more money and invest in the united states. the question is in the negotiations in congress over the spending do you see that happening? >> we've got to make it happen. again, it's got to be the voice of the american people that will make it happen. people don't realize that 60% of our discretionary money go to the defense. wewe need and want a strong defense, with you but quite frankly out dateed cold war-era weapons can be taken off the table. there are many, many ways we can save money with defense in our pentagon budget, and never even touch anything that would affect our troops and their benefits and their families or national defense. nothing is off of the table and we have to under that defense can't be off of the table. we have to keep defense on the table as part of the negotiations as we move forward. i cannot accept a plan that's going to cut domestic spending by 8%. but i can look at a plan that looks at waste fraud and abuse cuts in the pentagon that will create
was arraigned today at joint base lewis-mcchord, near seattle. outside court, defense lawyers said bales has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. questions swirled today around notre dame football star manti te'o. it came out wednesday that the story of his on-line girlfriend, who supposedly died of leukemia, was all a hoax, and that she never existed. the website deadspin.com broke the story, and said te'o may have been complicit in the ruse. the university said its investigation showed the middle linebacker was duped. athletic director jack swarbrick spoke last night. >> i want to stress as someone who has probably been engaged in this as anyone, in the past couple of weeks, that nothing about what i have learned has shaken my faith in manti te'o. one iota. >> sreenivasan: in his own statement, te'o said he was the victim of a sick joke. notre dame officials said the motive for the scam remains unclear. the international olympic committee stripped lance armstrong today of the bronze cycling medal he won in the 2000 summer games. the announcement came amid reports that armstr
to assure the russians about future u.s. missile defense moves. >> it will be hadder this time. i don't see where u.s. and russian relations can go and that will be a problem foe the president starting, of course, with syria but iran is the bigger issue that remains undecided and we have gotten some russian help so far on iran but it doesn't mean we will get russian help with the next step. >> the arab spring signaled the fall of middle east leaders with whom u.s. officials had for 30 years cultivated careful relationship. >> president obama called on egypt's mubarak to step down. >> a change must take place. allocated u.s. resources to support a no-fly zone in libya leading to the killing of muammar qaddafi. but in syria, calling numerous times for bashar al-assad to step down, a civil continues there and the united states has not publicly stepped in. >> there is in doubt overall president obama's legacy toward the middle east is one of limited american actism. that is shown by how we handled egypt, libya, syria, iraq. >> there are unanswered questions of the investigation into the 9/11 at
weapons, we think it is likely the supreme court will uphold these provisions. in defense of those who do seem confused about the nature of our second amendment rights, the supreme court has not done a great job of clarifying what is the scope of our second amendment rights. as most of you know, in 2008, the supreme court held that the second amendment protects the right of individuals to have guns for personal protection. two years after that case, it struck down a lot in washington, d.c., that banned handguns and made it unlawful for you to use a shotgun or rifle for self-defense. two years after that the supreme court held the second amendment similarly applied to state and local governments and effectively declared chicago's ban on handguns unconstitutional. advocates make it clear exactly how the courts should go about interpreting the second amendment and applying it to other gun-control laws. it is one thing to identify a right in the constitution, but where the rubber hits the road is figuring out which laws are constitutional and which laws are unconstitutional, so they asked the
. >> the french have doubled the number of troops on the ground in mali. the defense minister of the country says there are 1400 soldiers trying to retake rebel- controlled towns. diabaly is 400 meters from the capital. french air strikes near diabaly have done little. chad has promised to send thousands of soldiers and hundreds of nigerian troops are expected to arrive. muhammed is in the capital with a report. what is the latest? >> elizabeth, we have been speaking with residents of diabaly. they say the rebels are still in control of the town. trenches have been dug on the outskirts and in the middle of the town, from where they are defending the town from malian troops supported by french ground forces. the residents have told us the rebels are impounding civilian cars, which they're using in the fight against the french and the rebels have been stopping people from fleeing the town, although some have escaped and have been talking about huge casualties. one woman said there have been huge casualties on the side of the malian forces and she saw fledmalian soldiers ias she the city. it is just
officially welco the military action. the defense department released a grim report today, at its highest levels since 2001. another 110 are suspected suicides bringing the total to near 350. that number is actually higher than the number of combat deaths in afghanistan last year. the pentagon says a report shows the severe strains of more than a decade of fighting in iraq and afghanistan. u.s. troops left iraq in late 2011 and most of the remaining soldiers in afghanistan will be returning home by the end of 2014. jessica? >> thank you, janel. >>> three decades after natalie woods' death, a coroner's review is raising questions about bruises found on her body. wood died in 1981 while on a yacht trip off catalina island with her husband, robert wagner, and then co-star christopher. her death was originally ruled an accidentally drowning. but her family spent years demanding review of the evidence. the result, a ten-page report in which the cause of her death was changed to drowning and other undetermined factors. they're still not calling it a homicide but fresh bruises on her upper right
. defense secretary leon panetta said the u.s. would take "all necessary steps" to deal with the attack and hostage taking. in syria, car bombers targeted the northern city of idlib today. state media said at least 22 people died. the opposition said it was 24-- most of them, government troops. the attacks came a day after two large explosions killed 87 people at the main university in aleppo. classes were suspended today. iraq witnessed its own string of bombings that killed at least 33 people. the city of kirkuk suffered the worst attack when a car bomber blew himself up outside the offices of a major kurdish party. 21 people were killed in that bombing and another nearby, and nearly 200 were wounded. a u.s. marine pleaded guilty today to urinating on the remains of dead taliban fighters in afghanistan. staff sergeant edward deptola submitted his plea at camp lejeune, north carolina. images of the incident surfaced last year, sparking an international furor and outrage in afghanistan. another marine pleaded guilty to similar charges last month. three others were given administrative p
>>> welcome to this week in defense news. i'm vago muradian. we'll take a look at how one company is preparing veterans for careers in it. first we're coming to yu from the pentagon to discuss one of america's key war fighting advantagings the ability to gathers intelligence on enemies and threats worldwide, 365 days a year. a force that includes satellites, manned and unmanned a aircraft and global communication systems to gather images and data and video across networks in realtime, but the networks that the united states has built have been tayloreded to support operations in iraq and afghanistan. that force will have to change as the united states focuses increasingly on the pacific where distances are greater and it will face far more sophisticated potential adversaries, here to talk about the future of the sprawling network is the deputy chief of staff for intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance, lieutenant general larry james. welcome to the program. >> thanks good to be here. >> let's start off first before we get into the future of f that. all eyes are on the operati
has learned from senior defense officials that the state department asked a fast team of marines who were being sent from rota, spain to deplane off of their plane and change out of their military aoup forms int uniforms inch and change into civilian clothes. that delayed their time. they were being tenth to tripoli, not to benge so they would not have saved any lives that night. what that indicates is reluctance to send in military help that night, and i think that is a question that secretary hillary clinton will be asked by the foreign affairs and the senate foreign affairs committee tomorrow on capitol hill. we also understand this was a decision by secretary of state clinton, and state department undersecretary of management patrick kennedy not to send a team or mobilize the counterterrorism community group or csg. these are composed of experts on terrorism across government agencies and make recommendations to the deputies who assist the president's cabinet in formulating a response to crises involving terrorism. there was an attempt from the outset it seems by officials at the
in chief trusts his secretary of defense, trusts his commanders. did you sense there was a deficit of trust between, say, you and the president early on? in afghanistan? >> if you think of any complex endeavor that you're a part of, and you're going to do it with a team of people, if you don't trust them at the outset, you're going to have to develop trust very quickly. >> and he never chose you in this case. do you think that's the issue? >> i think he was involved. i was chosen by secretary gates, and clearly approved by the president. so i wases his commander. i replaced general mckiran in june of 2010. i think, though, there are a number of things. i think people underestimate the difference between the cultures of the civilian culture and military culture. it's not an opposition. they are just different. so they use different words, different backgrounds. they have a different understanding sometimes of history. plus a new administration comes in, any new administration, doesn't matter which party. and they've got to form a team and they're trying to internally form a team and also try
defense of the big three. terry o'neill on a historic speech for women. jonathan alter and james peterson on the cultural impact of a president linking seneca falls, selma and stonewall. and my thoughts on a new hope for the american class. >> progress does not compel us to settle centuries long debates about the role of government for all time, but it does require us to act in our time. >> good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching. this was a big deal. in the 57th formal inauguration of an american president, barack obama delivered one of the most progressive speeches ever given by a commander in chief. with more than a million people in attendance, the president took the ceremonial oath of office on the steps of the united states capitol. president obama did not set out to lower expectations of his second term. instead, he established the goals of a progressive agenda. >> my fellow americans, we are made for this moment, and we will seize it, so long as we seize it together. for we, the people, understand that our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very we
, not only with the votes we cast, but with the voices we lift in defense of our most ancient values and enduring ideals. >> you and i as citizens have the obligation to shape the debates of our time not only with the votes we cast, but with the voices we lift in defense of our ancient values and ideals. you and i as citizens. president obama giving his second inaugural address today. that speech happened just before noon eastern time today. and then after that, this afternoon, while the president was having lunch with members of congress after that address, this e-mail was sent out from info@barackobama.com. signed by barack. i just renewed my oath of office to serve as your president four more years. thank you for making this possible. it is an honor to be your president. now it's time to finish what we started. let's good going. and then like all good political letters, it has a postscript. it says ps, organizing for action is the next step in our grassroots movement, and will be crucial to finishing what we started. if you have not already, say you will be part of it. if you clic
for our way of life, nor will we waiver in its defense and for those who seek to advance their aims by inducing terror and slaughtering innocents, we say to you our spirit is longer and cannot be broken. you cannot outlast us and we will defeat you. >> sean: and thereafter, america has become arrogant, he said. >> yeah, look, first of all, i want to compliment the president. i think it was wise for him to reject the goal that he laid out during the campaign of closing gitmo and find it open four years later. and wise to seek the patriot act and wise to go on the drone program built by president bush and expand it what his predecessor put into development to expand the range of these important tools. he was wise to look at what happened in iraq with the surge and apply it to afghanistan. now, he was -- he made big mistakes, he's ceded support and position in iraq to the advantage of iran and he is in my opinion going to prematurely withdraw our forces from afghanistan, but president obama did what candidate obama said he would not do and that's largely keep in tact the anti-terrorism
on climate change than in his first term, calling the fight against global warming a defense of future generations. >> we will respond to the threat of climate change knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. [applause] some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires and crippling drought and more powerful storms. >> the new york times reports the obama administration will tackle climate change this term by avoiding broad, far-reaching and birds through congress and instead focusing on administrative actions. these include reducing power plant emissions, increasing the efficiency of home appliances, and reducing the federal government's carbon footprint. although the white house is planning a campaign to build public support, environmentalist have been warned not to expect "full-scale engagement" what congress is preoccupied with other issues including gun control, immigration, and the federal budget. we'll have more from president obama's second inauguration after the headline
." that is coming up. some republican lawmakers are gearing up for the defense of the second amendment. >> there are several of the executive orders that appear as if he is writing new law. that can not happen. we struck down once, the court struck clinton down for trying this and i'm afraid that president obama may have this king complex sort of developing. we're going to make sure that it doesn't happen. this is $100,000. we asked total strangers to watch it for us. thank you so much. i appreciate it. i'll be right back. they didn't take a dime. how much in fees does your bank take to watch your money? if your bank takes more money than a stranger, you need an ally. ally bank. your money needs an ally. my i feel so much younger.tly changed my life - my husband has his confidence back. and he can enjoy the laughter of our grandkids again. i can have fun with my friends again. feeling isolated? ready to reconnect? the aarp hearing care program provided by hearusa can help. call hearusa at ... for a free hearing check-up. plus, receive a free $50 dining card when you get your free heari
. there is leon panetta, defense secretary, walking in right now. so -- i -- i -- there's -- more members of the cabinet coming in. this is the motorcade that is carrying the president, first lady, vice president, and second lady, and others up pennsylvania avenue towards the capitol. h.w. brand is the presidential historian, the author, who is helping us better appreciate the enormity of this historical moment that we are watching. they are getting closer and closer. that's quit a long motorcade. they got. i guess the republican and democratic leadership is in that motorcade as well. how significant is it that -- and -- there you see janet nap tan oh secretary of homeland security walking in with other members of the cabinet -- how significant is it the president invited the congressional leadership for coffee after coming back from church before heading up to capitol hill? >> it seems a clear indication he realizes if anything is going to be done in the second term, it will have to be done on a bipartisan basis. presidents in their inaugural addresses always speak in bipartisan fashion.
member than from the enemy. but the department of defense and all the services have done little except a lot of lip service in terms of addressing this issue. >> is the second term a time we might see it? we have been hearing critique of the cabinet but weather the secretary of defense is a man or woman, as secretary of defense, we want that person addressing these questions. will we see a stronger motivation to address the questions of military sexual assault in the second term? >> i certainly hope so. we are having a hearing in congress this week where more than 41 young recruits, new trainees were sexually assaulted or harassed by 19 military training instructors. it wasn't because women came forward and talked about it. only one reported it. there's a fear of reporting it. if you report it, your career is over. >> is there something we can learn from sort of the culture of the military which is at this moment, managing poorly in some ways the influx of new women service members and what's going on in the u.s. house of representatives and the u.s. senate which are still dominated by
mile to assure the russians about future u.s. missile defense moves. >> after my election, i will be more flexible. >> it's going to be harder this time. i don't see where u.s./russian relations can productively go. that's going to be a big problem for the president, starting, of course, with syria. but ooh ran is the even bigger issue that is undecided. we have gotten some russian help, so far on iran. but it doesn't mean we will get russian help with the next step. >> the arab spring signaled the fall of middle-east leaders with whom u.s. officials had, for 30 years, cultivated careful relationships. president obama called on hosni mubarak to step down. >> a change must take place. >> allocated u.s. resources for a no-fly zone in libbia, leading to the killing of moammar khadafy. but while calling for bashir al-assad to step down, a war continues. >> overall, president obama's legacy toward the middle-east is one of limited american activism. that is carcaturd by how we handled egypt, libya, syria, iraq. >>. >> there are unanswered questions about the investigation into the
this operation done and get it done right. >> "outfront" tonight, the defense department's former africa counterterrorism director, jeff porter, he has briefed the fbi on the situation, and chris lawrence. our pentagon correspondent. chris, let me start with you. the state department says we have to do the job right. the defense department says the united states will be involved in mali. what are you hearing tonight as far as u.s. intervention? >> they're narrowing down the option. piloted planes to gather some intelligence is one option. drones, although one official told me those are in very high demand with things going on in yemen and afghanistan, libya and other areas around the world. he said look for possibly some air lift capacity. in other words, big cargo planes that would allow the french to get more equipment to where it's needed in mali, and refueling capability. in other words, the french jets doing some of the bombing, these american refueling tankers could pull up alongside them, and the french jets could refuel in air so they could go longer and further without having to
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, but with the voices we lift in defense of our most ancient values and enduring ideals. let us each of us now embrace with solemn duty and awesome joy what is our lasting birthright. with common effort and common purpose, with passion and dedication, let us answer the call of history and carry into an uncertain future the precious light of freedom. thank you, god bless you, and may he forever bless these united states of america. >> we are the people, but it will take leadership to guide us to the more perfect union we desire. president obama today accepted the charge for four more years. get your cell phones out. i want to know what you think tonight. tonight's question, will the president's goals be achieved in his second term in office? text a for yes. text b for no, to 622639. you can always go to our blog at ed.machines ed.msnbc.com. we'll bring you the results later on in the show. joining me is congressman keith ellison of minnesota, who is part of the congressional progressive caucus. congressman, good to have you with us tonight. >> always great to be here, ed. >> we are made for this moment
as well as how to protect yourself is defense attorney arthur eye dalla. thanks for tackling this one today. what freaks me out about the scam, you know when you get the phone bill there are 6 how things. 1.99 for this, 4.99 for this and they all look fake. >> winds up like 234. melissa: they all look bogus to me. this was another one 14.95 at the end of the bill, right. >> they had all these companies. they use a different one on each bill, like american e-voice or global voice mail or hear for you, or whatever. they had 120,000 humans who they were giving these voice mail accounts to, charging $14.95 and of the 119,000 people, 12 customers actually used the e-mail. melissa: wow. >> the voice mail. i apologize. so, what is --. melissa: there was some legit service in there somewhere. >> that would be the defense at trial. look, we provided service. interest was their fault for not using the service but it was service you probably didn't ask for, you didn't sign up for. they use a complicated system of, what i would call layering to, from one company to another company, to get into yo
of the defense subcommittee on appropriations, two minutes. the chair: the gentleman from florida is recognized for two minutes. mr. young: mr. chairman, thank you very much for yielding me the time. the emergency funding provided for the army corps of engineers in this bill and the amendment that you offer is narrowly drawn to help the states hardest hit by hurricane sandy. would the gentleman from new jersey, mr. frelinghuysen, the very capable and effective chairman of the energy and water development subcommittee, yield for a question? mr. frelinghuysen: i yield to you. pleasure. mr. young: despite my earlier comments, i'm concerned that the flood control and coastal emergency funds appropriated by our committee in previous acts are still available for other emergency needs that occurred prior to sandy, and i would appreciate the gentleman's responsible to that. . mr. frelinghuysen: these are funds we believe that are required to respond to emergency needs for the army corps of engineers related to hurricane sandy. by appropriating these funds for this direct purpose, other prior appropriat
based on the weather and based on the other defense. i will also just say this parade is a little bit different from what he might see at the macy's day parade. folks don't stop in front of the reviewing stand to do something this is a moving parade and there's too elements important for planning purposes for the media that will be covering that there is obviously the presidential lefcourt, the colonel discussed it goes with the limo down pennsylvania avenue to the white house. there is a short break after that before the parade begins. it's about 20 minutes. this is so the individuals, president, first family can come back out to the stand and be positioned for the first elements of the military and civilian units that are moved by the standard. >> [inaudible] >> you can probably speak to that the best to read >> as you can imagine for the participants in the parade with approximately 10,000 participants, it is a huge physical demands that happens. primero the staging is going to happen at the pentagon parking lot. they will go through secret service screening and security screens co
, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and to our posterity to ordain and establish this constitution for the united states of america. >> now, he did not write that himself. yes, it was constitution day on the floor of the house of representatives. read the constitution day. remember two years ago when republicans took over the house, john boehner became speaker for the first time, they decided to make a big show out of reading the constitution page by page on the floor of the house as one of their first acts? well, they apparently enjoyed that so much a couple of years ago when they did it the first time that they decided to bring it back. so today for more than an hour, members of the house took turns reading a section of the constitution, again. and honestly, the second time around, the whole thing sort of lost a little bit of steam compared with last time. all told, just 74 members of the house turned up today to read parts of the constitution. now organizers had said they expected 120 members to show up.
that big fight to keep that ultra liberal hard core right wing chuck hagel from running the defense department in? case you thought he wouldn't defend israel, a really important jewish guy said he will. no not jesus. hagel got support from none other than senator chuck schumer of new york. the two men met chuck to chuck on monday and schumer seems to have liked what he heard. schumer said hagel would use the military force to keep iran from going nuclear and that he won't negotiate with hamas or hezbollah until they recognize israel does exist and has a right to keep on doing so. so now everyone can call the jewish schumer anti-semmite. israel may have found its two chuck solution. let's bring moo my guest. comedian ben kissell on cave comedy radio. sherrod small an actor and comedian who appears on literally every show on television. and comedian dave rubin, host of the rubin report on rubinreport.com. thank you all so much for joining us tonight. so i know all of you have been lying in bed awake at night haunted by your doubts about chuck hagel. >> you know it. >> john: does chuck
be more corporate-funded, lobbyist- funded defense. tell us about the two official balls. >> shortridge the two official balls are with the taxpayers do, as well as a presidential inaugural committee. it is a private group that has been set up by the obama ministration and they're collecting and upwards of $50 million to throw these events. there's the commander in chief of for military families. those in the service. the in our robo is going to be -- the nro ball, there was a ticketmaster situation that not everybody got their tickets, but they will be popular events. >> what is the black tie event. black tie in boots is what the texas state society had this weekend. it is a very popular event. it was definitely one had to go to during the bush administration, him being from texas, but the texas society headed across the potomac river at the national harbour and it features some members of congress, country music and also corporate sponsors. the blue shield of texas, which give an upwards of one quarter million dollars to sponsor it. >> and what is blueshield question of how significan
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